We love our neighborhood burger spot, but sometimes change is healthy (even if it involves mountains of homemade marshmallows and caviar butter). Browse our list to see where and what you need to eat, stat.
8 Delicious Things to Eat This Summer in Miami
Fire-roasted Lasagna And Rice Crispy à La Mode At Ember
We’ve waited months for chef Brad Kilgore to open his hotly anticipated Ember in the Design District. And this American bistro is about to become our new favorite upscale comfort-food spot with its grown-up twists on childhood faves. Think fire-roasted lasagna cooked over an open flame with Gruyère fondue and Bolognese, smoked fried chicken with caviar (yes, caviar) butter, and rice crispy à la mode with homemade marshmallow and dulce de leche ice cream.
151 NE 41st St. #117; 786-534-4970 or embermiami.com
Mac ’n’ Cheese Croquetas At Dos Croquetas
This is not a drill: Miami’s first croqueta bar is now open in Southwest Miami and we couldn’t be more excited. Our favorite flavor? The crispy, cheesy mac ’n’ cheese balls. Take it up a notch with a handmade shake or an arepa slider. Yep, totally worth the drive.
10505 SW 40th St.; 305-912-3672 or doscroquetas.com
Cocktails At The Sylvester
We’ll rarely turn down a pink vodka soda or a pineapple-ginger mule—especially when it’s served inside this new Florida-inspired bar brought to you by the owners behind Wynwood’s Beaker & Gray. Pair one of those drinks (or both) with a meat board from Proper Sausages and you’re in for a delicious night.
3456 N. Miami Ave.; 305-814-4548 or thesylvesterbar.com
Mashed Fava Pizza At Tigertail + Mary
PSA: Michael Schwartz has opened another (yes, another!) restaurant in Miami—this time in Coconut Grove. Though we could eat almost anything at Tigertail + Mary, we can’t get enough of the mashed fava pizza topped with ramps, zucchini blossoms, sofrito and pecorino.
3321 Mary St., Coconut Grove; 305-722-5688 or tigertailandmary.com
White Chocolate Tres Leches At The Salty Donut
ICYMI, the Salty Donut opened a brand-new shop in South Miami. Read: You now have a new excuse to splurge on its legendary white chocolate tres leches doughnut, which is made from scratch every morning.
6022 S. Dixie Hwy., South Miami; 786-409-4714 or saltydonut.com
Ricotta Ravioli At Rwsb
Onetime South Beach hot spot the Dutch may be no longer, but chef Josh Gripper’s drool-worthy cuisine lives on at the recently opened RWSB. We’re eyeing the ricotta ravioli with fava beans and summer truffle.
2201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-938-3112 or rwsbmiami.com
Everything At Time Out Market Miami
We know you’re tired of hearing about (and visiting) Miami’s many food halls. But listen: Time Out Market Miami (the first one in the country) is worth it. You’ll want to eat pizza by Norman Van Aken, snack on Suzy Batlle’s Cuban ice cream and try Jeremy Ford’s Korean barbecue. Oh, and then there are drinks from the folks behind Sweet Liberty, Broken Shaker and the Generator, and there’s even a large demo kitchen for cooking classes and events.
1601 Drexel Ave., Miami Beach; 786-753-5388 or timeoutmarket.com/miami
Branzino á La Plancha At La Estación American Brasserie
The newest restaurant from the team that opened Juvia on Lincoln Road, La Estación American Brasserie, inside Virgin MiamiCentral, is worth a visit even if you’re not hopping onto a train. Be sure to order the branzino à la plancha, which is served with a toothsome avocado salsa.
600 NW First Ave.; 786-490-2949 or laestacionmiami.com